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good evening. i'm dine dwyer. >> and i'm terry mcsweeney. >> suspended state senator leland yee of san francisco is scheduled to make an appearance in federal court tomorrow. he's accused in an extension corruption scandal exposed after a five-year fbi sting. though the evidence appears , experts say it's far from an open and shut case. nbc's bay area monty fronsies is live in redwood city where he just spoke to a legal analyst. >> reporter: terry, good evening. most of the charges that leland yee faces have to do with public corruption. those kinds of charges are difficult to prove. leland yee's political career may well be over but the legal case against him is another matter, according to legal
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analyst dean johnson who says it's not illegal to give money to a politician's campaign expecting to influence that politician. also not illegal for a politician to take into account the wishes of contributors when making decisions. the illeague part is if there's a blatant exchange of money for political favors, and johnson says proving that can be tricky because prosecutors have to get inside yee's head and prove his intent. >> even in the fbi's own affidavits they say there were numerous protests by senator yee that this is not play for pay. i'm not exchanging money for a promise to do an act. >> reporter: johnson says yee's attorney will also likely argue that the fbi entrapped yee by setting up such an elaborate sting that had made up crimes that in the end never took place and the case will also depend on how much video and audio evidence there is, and he assumes there is such evidence. yee is expected to appear in
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court tomorrow to tell the judge who will be handling his defense. nbc bay area has learned the grand jury sin dimt is expected by the end of the week and yee would entry plea after that. live in redwood city, month francis, nbc bay area news. >> despite the break in rain today, another storm is headed our way, but this time with strong wind as well. the latest on that we want to check in with meteorologist anthony slaughter. what's going on, and the any? >> just looking at the system alone from space, can you see how massive this the, this thing is a beast and when it comes through, the winds will really kick up. talking about winds that could rival that of tropical storm and hurricane force, so, yeah this, system won't be anything to play w.definitely want to make sure that you are prepared as you head for the next two days because we're talking about the very active weather. right now things are quiet. we saw showers rule through earlier especially through gilroy. that's made its way to highway 5 which was a very objective corridor yesterday where we saw the tornado warning near chico.
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the next round of storms that's moving through, as we mentioned, winds will really play a huge factor. tomorrow morning you'll notice the wind cast right at 6:00, very calm. won't see a whole lot of activity there, but look what happens. when the storm moves through, all of this red and purple, look at that. that correlates with winds exceeding 50 miles an hour as this storm moves through. not only will we get heavy rains tomorrow, we'll get very strong winds and then once we get towards monday night into tuesday, the core of the system moves through, and that's really when we could be looking at widespread severe weather. wind exceeding 60 miles per hour. funnel clouds, hail and lightning all possible. we'll time this out more precise for you at your doorstep coming up in a few minutes. guys, back to you. >> anthony, thank you. yesterday's rain may have played a role in the death of a man found in a san jose creek. police responded to reports of a body in the creek right behind watson park on highway 101. officers say it was hard to get to the body because the water was running high from all of
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yesterday's rain, and we understand that investigators think the wet conscience may have swept the man into the creek. police say there's no indication of foul play. >> san francisco is facing a critical water situation that could cause major damage to the city. that's according to a new investigation by the san francisco chronicle. the fire department has reportedly enough resources to fight three significant fires at the same time, like this one at mission bay. but if any more were to start at the same time, say in the case of an earthquake, the city could be in a crisis. the report says san francisco's emergency water supply has large gaps and lacks crucial equipment. voters already approved hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds to build reservoirs, pumping stations and better pipes, but the city reportedly is not using that money to create that system at this time. >> now to the latest on search and recovery efforts at the site of the deadly washington mudslides. about 200 people sifted through mud and debris for victims today but before any work was done.
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there was prayers. many local residents gathered at churches to reflect on what's been a very difficult week. >> the town of oso and the people that have been lost, their family is huge now because every fire fighter, every volunteer is out here for one cause, and that's to help support this community. >> the official death toll stands at 18, but 30 people are still unaccounted for. crews say the muds so high they expect to be digging well into the summer months. >> valero has agreed to pay nearly $200,000 to settle air quality violations. the settlement covers fines from several violations of their revinery from venetia. the violations happened back in 2010. carbon monoxide and sulfur levels were too high. money from the fines goes to the bay area management quality district to cover air quality inspection and enforcement. tomorrow in a federal courtroom in san jose we have
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round three of apple versus samsung. the cupertino company is suing, claiming that korean engineers copied five of apple's patents. back in 2012 samsung lost round one and was found guilty of patent infringement and had to pay more than $9 million, that ruling under appeal. last month it was ruled samsung did not infringe on data communications. >> the rush is on to sign up for health care before tomorrow's midnight deadline. stay health officials say there's been a surge in applications through the cover california website and at health fairs throughout the state this weekend, and the obama administration says the federal enrollment site set a new record yesterday. more than 1 million people visited health but lawmakers are sticking with partisan positions, at least for now. >> just in the last few days there were 500,000 people on the call centers on friday and 1.5 million on the website. >> once this is all said and
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done what kind of insurance will those actually have? will they be able to keep the doctor that they want? >> the health care deadline is tomorrow at midnight. officials have announced as long as people begin their applications by midnight, before then they will have until april 15th to complete it. >> coming up next at 6:00, closing night for a south bay move theater, yes, you probably know about this one. after 50 years of film we'll have a live report on how it's spending this last night with customers. >> plus alarming new climate change numbers. we'll share what was leaked from a new u.n. report on greenhouse gases and rising temperatures. woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! where's my room?
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warmer temperatures, rising sea levels and extreme weather. that's what a new u.n. report is predicting if the world doesn't cut greenhouse gas emissions. climate scientists are getting ready to release the report when they meet in japan tomorrow. the leaked documents show that experts believe temperatures could rise by up to nearly 9 degrees in century and sea levels would rise by as much as 21 inches threatening coast. these figures are more than what scientists projected seven years
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ago, and that is the last time they put together a similar type of report. >> a warning to peninsula resident. the san matteo county sheriff's office tell callers are calling people telling them they missed jury duty and they have to call up. the call is claimed to be from the sheriff's office and the then they tell residents they have to buy a green bott debit card or face arrest. it's all nonsense. the sheriff's department never calls people to ask for money or threaten for arrest for not showing up for jury duty. >> the end of an era for one movie theater. century dome on winchester boulevard will be showing its very last film. nbc bay area's kimberly tere is why it's closing and some very unhappy fans. >> a lot of people who are disappointed and say it's bittersweet, a nice man walked up to me and gave me this, a cope of the original ad that came out on november 24th, 1964 when the domed theater first opened. we want to show you a look at
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doors. doors opened just a few minutes ago, and the crowd is slowly making its way into the theater for the final time. people started getting in loin at 10:00 a.m. for what is a sold-out show. tickets were gone by friday evening. a lot of people were coming by just taking pictures in front of the theater and sharing memories. we found one man inside his car watching a "star wars" movie from a dvd player after he found out he couldn't get a ticket to actually go into the theater to watch "indiana jones." another man came all the way from texas to be here. many in the crowd worked for the theater at some point. >> i'm here to relive a little bit of my youth and say good-bye to the rest of it. worked here for a few years in high school and seeing movies here since i was knee high to a grasshopper and now they are tearing it down, breaks my heart. >> the last chance to say good-bye and last chance to see a move and a movie i haven't actually seen. >> the dome theaters open between 1964 and 1966. they sit across from santana row
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on what is now very valuable property. there is a push by community to have the century 21 theater preserved. state officials will meet to declare whether the domes are dishoric next month. kimberly tere, nbc news. >> still ahead, inside the silicon valley effort to bring autistic people into the workforce and the company leading the charge. >> plus, an incredible dog rescue from the face of a cliff here in the bay area. we'll show you coming up next.
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hundreds of people turned out in san jose to celebrate the life of cesar chavez today.
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our laid of guadalupe church organized a bilung wall mass to honor the civil rights and labor leader who called the south bay home for 14 years. the mass follows a march yesterday and comes ahead of cesar chavez's birthday tomorrow which is an official state holiday in california, colorado and texas. >> the civil rights leader is also featured at the box office this weekend. the new move, "cesar chavez, an american hero" covers his work and life from 1962 to 1972. movie studio is using a new app to translate the film into spanish. it allows people to watch the film in a language of their choice. they need a smartphone and head phones. >> 1 in 168 american kids have autism. a 38% jump from just two years ago but as our business and tech reporter scott budman shows us there's also a rise in people with autism being welcomed into the tech field. >> we programmed it, documented
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it. >> it's not unusual to see a robot as part of a silicon valley training session. >> what we're going to do here. >> what makes this session unusual is that it's a tech company specifically training autistic people for jobs. >> this is an excellent marriage. >> a marriage of software giant s.a.p. and tech workers on the autistic spectrum. s.a.p. launched a program it calls autism at work. >> one of the reasons why we're looking at people in this spectrum is precisely because they bring abilities that we may not necessarily have in that perspective. in order for us to accommodate some of the challenges they have, we have to provide a different platform. >> with the first group of employees in the program, preparing for their first day at s.a.p., the company is also turning to outside experts for advice. >> the challenge for a lot of people is dealing with social interaction. just as smart or smarter than other people in the workforce, but they may not enjoy the eye
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contact or the face-to-face interaction. >> advice s.a.p. plans to put into action in several of its offices, good news for gregory yates who has autism and says he would like to see more people on the spectrum in tech jobs. >> obviously we're going to favor every effort to employ people on the spectrum. that will keep a close eye on how the program as it stands looks like it's getting a great start. >> it's a start and a new way to bring people to work. >> scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> we have new video into our newsroom. take a look, fire crews in marin county jumped into action for a cliff rescue. the victim, a 7-month-old pit bull. here's maya the dog. fell off a cliff 200 feet. >> poor thing. >> wow. >> 200 miles north of rodeo beach. a lot of people turning out to see how it would work out and crews found her wedged between
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some rock. worried how she survived that fall. obviously she d.look at all that effort to get that dog back up are and she was transferred to a humane society. >> i hope she's going to be all right. >> she's alert and was looking up. >> wants that muzzle off and pretty quickly. >> let's check in with meteorologist anthony slaughter. you've got the microclimate forecast coming up for us, don't you? >> it's real over the next couple of days, really one climate. the rain and clouds will really keep things cool across every single location, and you can see right now the strong storm system approaching the california coastline this. thing is tightly rapid, and it's a deep area of low pressure. got its act together and very organized. and when it moves through you'll definitely feel it. showers, thunderstorms and some very intense winds. when it does move through, that would be tomorrow right around lunchtime right now things are pretty quiet, a rogue cell earlier drifting through gilroy. over towards newman on highway 5. not devere, not even any
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lightning or thunder. tomorrow things will change. talking about the potential for lightning and thunder and even gusty winds and hail into tuesday. right now you can see as we look outside our sunset is looking pretty nice from san francisco. do have a few fair weather cumulus clouds drifting on by. no cloud and that flag is really blowing. indicative of strong winds heading our way. wind tomorrow could exceed that. 50 to 60 miles an hour, this system, an unusual system. it's going to come through and give the first line of storms right around lunchtime. those will move through to lunch hour, heavier stuff at 4:00, 5:00 and we'll get a little bit ah break monday night before the core moves through. this is what we're more concerned about as we've been telling you all weekend long because the core is real where a lot of energy in this system lives. across of the strong wind. get the thunderstorm development and hail and potential for funnel clouds. this is what we're watching as the thing moves right overheed. really the time frame on this
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will be tuesday for the strongest part of the storm, but as i mentioned, tomorrow we're still expecting winds exceeding at 50 miles an hour. the next few days, regardless, just going to be interesting as far as our weather goes. 60 miles per hour in morgan hills. 63 right around lunchtime. palo alto will be 59 and san francisco only a 59 from the marina district over to the embarcadero and you'll notice north bay, heavier rain. 1 to 3 inches of rain by the time we get into tuesday night. livermore 36 and walnut creek at 62. definitely keep the jackets handy and umbrellas as well. maybe hit the slopes. another winter storm warning and one to two feet of snow and on top of two feet they already got this weekend. i'm sure this is making a lot of skiers very happy. guys, back to you. >> spring break tore a number of schools, including my kids so a number of kids will be heading up there. >> including mom. >> if all goes well i'll be included in that group, yes,
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absolutely. >> thanks, anthony. >> coming up next, move over, olympics. the world pizza games start in los angeles this week. >> we'll show you the pizza champ showing off the skills in the bay area this weekend. look at him go. really... so our business can be on at&t's network for $175 dollars a month? yup. all five of you for $175. our clients need a lot of attention. there's unlimited talk and text. we're working deals all day. you get 10 gigabytes of data to share. what about expansion potential? add a line anytime for 15 bucks a month. low dues& great terms& let's close.
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our best ever value plans for business just got even better. now with free broadband for a whole year. a world pizza champion is showing off his skills in the bay area this weekend. would you take a look at this. this is justin wadstein in action at the world pizza games.
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>> this guy is good. >> world pizza games, who knew. >> i did not know. >> won top marks for the acrobatic dough-tossing event and works at piece of my heart where he's been spinning his way to the top. >> i like putting together routines that are different than anybody else. one year i spun fire and one year i learned how to juggle a soccer ball and spin dough at the same time. this year i spun the big star. i always try to do something a little extra and the fun more me is finding the little extra niche that i need to propel me to a win. >> the pizza tossing fee noms love giving demonstrations for the kid. tomorrow the international pizza exposi-poe will announce the world's best pizza. keep you posted. >> drum roll, please. >> find out the world's best pizza, that's a big deal, right, henry? >> absolutely. >> right. >> he's just hungry. >> stop talking about food.
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i don't know how to toss dough, but i do know how to toss to a commercial break. >> here we go. it's a huge day on the hardwood. hoop highlights you must see, including the sanford women down on the farm in palo alto. we'll show you why there are efforts to make it to the big dance left them literally dancing in the locker room. we'll be right back. woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! ness the warriors are 45-27.
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they have the sixth best record in the western conference, but they are only two games ahead of the ninth place mavericks who are in position to miss the playoffs. by the way, right now warriors are leading the knicks, 20-15. highlights coming up tonight. uconn and michigan state in the big dance. second half, shabazz napier
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drains the jumper. huskies up four. napier fouled on the three by keith appling. he would make all three. uconn up five, and spartans can't get the foul. napier to philip nolan for the jam. uconn wins, 60-54. they are headed to the final four. michigan and kentucky, this was a very good game. last made the final four for 2012 in kentucky. second half aaron harrison nails the corner three and kentucky up five and michigan answers. glen robinson jr., count that baby. he had 14 point. wolverines, however, down two and jordan morgan tips in the miss. tied at 72 until aaron harrison hits a huge three. he had 12 points in the game. final chance for michigan. not going to happen. kentucky wins again, 75-72. down on the farm the cardinal
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women were hoping to continue their dance from the sweet 16 to the elite 8. the cardinal were expecting a tough test against the number three seed penn state but that battle did not live up to the hype. women's sweet 16 action from the farm. yes, condoleezza rice was in the house for this one, and it was all stanford. goes past two penn state defenders that didn't even turn around and in the second half, you will not stop her. layup at the other end and the cardinal win, 82-57. they move on to the elite 8, and there they are singing and dancing. it's like apollo night or some type of talent show going on in that locker room. they are having a very good time. >> one final note before we get out of here. >> i thought we played really smart. we worked really hard, and i want to compliment penn state. >> we go out there and try to do
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our job and if that results in us bringing the defensive energy and us scoring, that's what we expect. >> great contributions from a lot of people and really excited to be playing on tuesday night. >> one final note. reports indicate that cal basketball head coach mike montgomery will make a decision tomorrow whether or not he plans to retire or continue coaching. we'll keep you updated on that. >> i think he should stay at cal a little longer. >> got to get into the final four while at cal. >> a lot left, a talented guy. keep him there for a little bit longer. >> the decision has been made here on this set. >> hopefully he's listening. >> henry and diane are deciding. >> make sure you've got some rain gear, umbrellas, ponchos, whatever you need. throw the hair back, rainy all day long once he hit around lunchtime. winter storm warnings posted for tahoe as well and lots going on, very active and the thing to
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note here. just paying attention to the severe weather element. >> thanks for choosing nbc bay area news at 6:00. we'll see you at 11:00. good night.
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